It's race week here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway! This week the stars of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series are headed to Las Vegas, and after last week's event at New Hampshire, race fans should be prepared for anything.
In case you missed it, Ron Hornaday won the race at New Hampshire on Saturday and has sliced a major chunk off of Johnny Benson's points lead. Considering that neither Benson nor Hornaday has ever won at LVMS, expect to see those two bring their "A" games to the high-banked superspeedway this week.
But the battle between Benson and Hornaday might just be the undercard. Following Saturday's race at New Hampshire, the teams of David Starr and Todd Bodine engaged in quite a dust-up on pit road. Even the mild-mannered Starr himself was ready to go after someone once he got out of his truck. It appeared that Bodine's team was upset over contact on the track that it blamed on Starr. Regardless of the reason, it appears that a feud has started between the two and Bodine may be looking to settle the score with Starr this week.
But before the drivers take to the speedway, many of them will take part in a driver autograph session on Friday night at the Stratosphere. It's the second straight year the speedway has partnered up with the tallest hotel in the west and about 20 of the top drivers will be there. There is no charge for the autograph session either.
Race day at LVMS is always fun. The Neon Garage is going to be open for just ten bucks. That's a great way to see live entertainment, get the drivers' autographs and even get a chance to watch the post-race Winner's Circle activities.
So make no other plans this weekend. Get your friends and family together and make Saturday a day at the races. I'll see you there.